Let’s welcome Natalie to The Romance Reviews! She’s here to talk about her latest, SEEKING MR. WRONG.
Q: Where did you get the inspiration for this story?
I was plotting my next book and I had settled on writing about a kindergarten teacher who is somehow forced to write erotica. My five-year-old daughter inspired the best parts of Lettie’s niece, Portia. My daughter is feisty and strong-willed, and she comes out with some real zingers at times. Portia and her shenanigans drove a lot of the humor in the first chapter and set the tone for the novel as a whole.
Q: Because her original publisher was bought up by another company, Lettie had to switch from writing children’s books to writing erotic romances. How did she feel about that? Is that a commentary on the state of the current publishing industry?
“Disoriented” is a good way to describe Lettie’s response to her publisher being sold. She’d invested so much creative energy in her children’s books, and then poof! She’s lost her rights to her own characters and she’s now writing erotica. That’s interesting that you ask whether this is a commentary on the current state of publishing…